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Protecting Health Center Board Members and Other Volunteers from Personal Liability (Governance Legal Brief 2)

Resource Topic: Governance

Keywords: Legal Issues.

Year Developed: 2020

Resource Type: Document.

Primary Audience: Board of Directors

Language: English

Developed by: National Association of Community Health Centers (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This Governance Legal Brief summarizes the federal law that protects volunteers of nonprofit organizations: the Federal Volunteer Protection Act. You will learn who this law protects, how it does so, and what is excluded from its coverage. You will also learn about private insurance as an additional option to limit volunteer and health center risks.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit